Effect of different planting methods on growth and yield of chia (Salvia hispanica)
Biswas Akash1, Polash Mohammed Arif Sadik2**, Karim Md. Masudul1, Sakil Md. Arif3, Shorna Shagata Islam1, Hossain Md. Alamgir1*
1Plant Physiology Lab, Department of Crop Botany, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
2Department of Crop Botany, Khulna Agricultural University, Khulna, Bangladesh
3Food Biochemistry Lab, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
Online published on 23 December, 2020.
Planting method is an important practice for better plant growth and yield performance of chia (Salvia hispanica), a newly introduced crop in Bangladesh. The present experiment was conducted during 2017 and 2018 at Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh to study the effects of different planting methods on growth and yield of chia and thereby to find out the suitable methods of planting for commercial cultivation. Three planting methods viz., zero tillage, broadcasting and transplanting were evaluated laid out in Randomized Completely Block Design (RCBD) with three replications. Results revealed that higher yield in broadcasting method among the treatments and this finding suggests that broadcasting method is better for commercial chia production in Bangladesh.
Broadcasting, Chia, Planting methods, Salvia hispanica, Transplanting, Zero tillage.